Work Item
ASTM WK78322

New Guide for Additive Manufacturing -- General Principles -- Guidelines for AM Security

1. Scope

The proposed standard will establish AM Security practices necessary to protect additive manufacturing parts structural integrity, provenance throughout production chain, and protection of technical data. The standard will identify and categorize security threats in AM, highlight characteristic aspects of AM security that require special considerations, and describe the technical and other means that should mitigate security threats through the manufacturing life cycle. Relationships between AM security and other standards will be identified and indexed.


AM Security; Cyber-Security in AM; Data Security in AM; Security Threat; Technical Data Theft; IP Theft; Sabotage; Provenance; Illegal Part Manufacturing


Rapid adoption of AM by manufacturing industry, agencies, and private consumers increase its attractiveness as attack target. According to MxD report, 35% of all cyber-espionage attacks in U.S. target manufacturing sector; 98% of all manufacturers having 500 or fewer employees and 73% having 20 or fewer employees. Furthermore, a recent study funded by and conducted in collaboration with NIST identified numerous characteristic aspects of AM Security that will render direct application of security practices from other domains insufficient for complete protection. Under these circumstances, manufacturers will not be able to adequately address security threats without a dedicated standard.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F42.08

Committee: F42

Staff Manager: Pat Picariello

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-15-2021

Technical Contact: Mark Yampolskiy

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